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Paul Harrod has worked for three decades as a designer, art director and director of both animated and live action projects, with a special emphasis on stop-motion. He began his career sculpting aliens for STAR TREK V, building miniature sets for PEE WEE’S PLAYHOUSE, and setting the tone for commercial campaigns including Chevron “Talking Cars” spots.  As Senior Art Director at Will Vinton Studios, he designed and directed episodes of the Fox series, THE PJs, and UPN’s GARY AND MIKE, among many other projects.  His directorial work at Bent Image Lab has received extensive recognition for outstanding creative design (and understated humor), where his clients have included Quaker, Hallmark, Lowes and Aflac.  His most recent project is an action packed sequence for the end credits of 22 JUMP STREET.


The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.